Infographic: Using Your Mobile Phone to Find Your Dream JobSearching for a job is a stressful process that involves web searches, exhaustive emailing, networking, and ends with anxiously awaiting a phone call. However a recent study found that job seekers are increasingly turning to mobile devices for every part of the quest for employment, starting with search.Thestudy was conducted by Glassdoor, a career and jobs community site. It has information on more than 250,000 companies, 20 million registered users, and 13 million monthly unique visitors. Their study found that 68 percent of job seekers are using their mobile device to search for jobs once a week or more. 3 in 5 job seekers has searched for jobs on their mobile device in the past year, and 30 percent search for jobs more than once a day from their phones.See more stats in the above infographic.

Infographic: Using Your Mobile Phone to Find Your Dream Job

Searching for a job is a stressful process that involves web searches, exhaustive emailing, networking, and ends with anxiously awaiting a phone call. However a recent study found that job seekers are increasingly turning to mobile devices for every part of the quest for employment, starting with search.

Thestudy was conducted by Glassdoor, a career and jobs community site. It has information on more than 250,000 companies, 20 million registered users, and 13 million monthly unique visitors. Their study found that 68 percent of job seekers are using their mobile device to search for jobs once a week or more. 3 in 5 job seekers has searched for jobs on their mobile device in the past year, and 30 percent search for jobs more than once a day from their phones.

See more stats in the above infographic.




Over Half of American Adults Own Smartphones

In the U.S., 56 percent of adults are now smartphone owners, according to a study published Wednesday by Pew. This is the first time since Pew began tracking the numbers that the majority of the population owns a smartphone.
 
People of all ages appear to be snapping up smartphones. While young adults are the highest adopters with around 80 percent owning a smartphone, people 65 and older are also increasingly choosing smart over feature phones. According to Pew, 18 percent of people ages 65 and older own a smartphone — compared with 13 percent a year ago.
 
If you own a feature phone and are ready for an update, click through to Verizon Wireless to find the best smartphone for your needs: here. 

Over Half of American Adults Own Smartphones

In the U.S., 56 percent of adults are now smartphone owners, according to a study published Wednesday by Pew. This is the first time since Pew began tracking the numbers that the majority of the population owns a smartphone.

 

People of all ages appear to be snapping up smartphones. While young adults are the highest adopters with around 80 percent owning a smartphone, people 65 and older are also increasingly choosing smart over feature phones. According to Pew, 18 percent of people ages 65 and older own a smartphone — compared with 13 percent a year ago.

 

If you own a feature phone and are ready for an update, click through to Verizon Wireless to find the best smartphone for your needs: here. 

How To Master the “Selfie”
 Selfie (self-ee). n. a picture taken of a person by that person and commonly shared via social media.Every day, celebrities,individuals and even pets (well, their owners) are using mobile devices to post Selfies across social networks.To create the perfect selfie, keep these tips and tricks in mind.
Watch out for photo bombers. Apps like Handy Photo and TouchRetouch make it easy to remove unwanted objects in a photo, whether it is a random stranger or unexpected wildlife. 
Create the best version of your photo. If after taking the photo you decide you don’t like the picture, there are plenty of apps that provide editing capabilities. With Facetune, users can easily remove stray hairs or blemishes to create a more flattering selfie and use Instagram to add a unique filter. 
Take your selfies in front of a landmark. Wherever you may be, give your selfie a cool background, like the Golden Gate Bridge, the ocean or a pretty sunset. Phones that feature wide-angle lenses on their front-facing cameras, such as the Windows Phone 8X and the DROID DNA, allow you to capture the full scenery in the background. 
Reblog this post and show us your best selfie!

How To Master the “Selfie”

 Selfie (self-ee). n. a picture taken of a person by that person and commonly shared via social media.Every day, celebrities,individuals and even pets (well, their owners) are using mobile devices to post Selfies across social networks.To create the perfect selfie, keep these tips and tricks in mind.

Watch out for photo bombers. Apps like Handy Photo and TouchRetouch make it easy to remove unwanted objects in a photo, whether it is a random stranger or unexpected wildlife. 

Create the best version of your photo. If after taking the photo you decide you don’t like the picture, there are plenty of apps that provide editing capabilities. With Facetune, users can easily remove stray hairs or blemishes to create a more flattering selfie and use Instagram to add a unique filter. 

Take your selfies in front of a landmark. Wherever you may be, give your selfie a cool background, like the Golden Gate Bridge, the ocean or a pretty sunset. Phones that feature wide-angle lenses on their front-facing cameras, such as the Windows Phone 8X and the DROID DNA, allow you to capture the full scenery in the background. 

Reblog this post and show us your best selfie!

Spring Cleaning Through Smartphone Recycling
According to a survey by mobile security app maker Lookout, 62 percent of respondents said they have at least one unused mobile phone in their household and 11 percent have four or more old phones lying around. For those looking to roll up their sleeves this spring and clear household clutter, recycling these old phones offers a two-for-the-price-of-one benefit.
First, it helps the environment by keeping electronic waste out of landfills. Since 2001, HopeLine from Verizon, for example, has recycled 1.7 million wireless phones and kept more than 260 tons of electronic waste and batteries out of landfills. Second, many of the recycled phones benefit worthwhile charities. HopeLine from Verizon has provided more than $18 million in cash grants have been given to domestic violence organizations donated 151,000 HopeLine phones have been donated for used by victims and survivors. Click through to learn more about Verizon WIreless’ Hopeline.

Spring Cleaning Through Smartphone Recycling

According to a survey by mobile security app maker Lookout, 62 percent of respondents said they have at least one unused mobile phone in their household and 11 percent have four or more old phones lying around. For those looking to roll up their sleeves this spring and clear household clutter, recycling these old phones offers a two-for-the-price-of-one benefit.


First, it helps the environment by keeping electronic waste out of landfills. Since 2001, HopeLine from Verizon, for example, has recycled 1.7 million wireless phones and kept more than 260 tons of electronic waste and batteries out of landfills. Second, many of the recycled phones benefit worthwhile charities. HopeLine from Verizon has provided more than $18 million in cash grants have been given to domestic violence organizations donated 151,000 HopeLine phones have been donated for used by victims and survivors. Click through to learn more about Verizon WIreless’ Hopeline.

The post-PC revolution infographic
Data visualization company, NowSourcing recently created the above infographic to illustrate the post-PC revolution, spurred by the quick adoption of smartphones. Some of the interesting facts they uncovered include:·
1 out of every 6.7 people on the planet is a smartphone user·     
Mobile users are 5 times more likely to abandon the task if the site isn’t optimized for mobile·  
Last year, tablet sales reached 118.9 million units

The post-PC revolution infographic

Data visualization company, NowSourcing recently created the above infographic to illustrate the post-PC revolution, spurred by the quick adoption of smartphones. Some of the interesting facts they uncovered include:·

  • 1 out of every 6.7 people on the planet is a smartphone user·     
  • Mobile users are 5 times more likely to abandon the task if the site isn’t optimized for mobile·  
  • Last year, tablet sales reached 118.9 million units

Cell phones play growing role in getting U.S. online

As of April 2012 it is reported that 88% of U.S. adults own a mobile device of some kind, with more than half of these cell owners (55%) using these mobile devices to go online. Moreover, 31% of these current cell internet users say that most of their online activities are with their mobile phone; as opposed to other, more traditional mediums, such as a desktop or laptop computer.

To learn more about the growing significance of mobile usage, click here.


America After 3 PM: Working Families and After School

Keeping track of your kids after the school bell rings.

Technology has evolved to help parents manage that after-school time, letting them stay in touch with their children during those busy hours. A quick call, or some texts are common, but other, more sophisticated tools have emerged. 

GPS technology incorporated into wireless phones enables services like Family Locator, which sends a message to a parent’s phone or computer letting them know where their child is, or if the child’s phone has left a designated area.

For tips and advice from experts on how to use this technology wisely here.

Show Your Love For The Environment With The Verizon Wireless In Store Trade-In Program

Trade In Your Old Device and Receive a Gift Card at all Verizon Wireless Communications Stores

This Valentine’s Day, Verizon Wireless encourages customers to share their love for the planet by participating in the newly launched In Store Trade-In program. Through the program, customers who are purchasing a new device can trade in their no-longer-used wireless devices at any Verizon Wireless company-owned store and kiosk nationwide and receive a Verizon Wireless gift card in exchange for their devices.

Depending on the make, model and condition of their trade-in device, eligible participants can receive an instantly redeemable gift card of up to $300 for use toward the purchase of a new phone, tablet or accessory – or toward their Verizon Wireless bill.

Verizon HopeLine Helps Victims Of Domestic Violence

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In 2001 Verizon started  using recycled cell phones to help victims of domestic violence and since its beginning they have collected over 8 million phones and awarded more than $10 million in grants to agencies and organizations to help bring about awareness and support to victims of domestic violence. We the people can now help to bring about a change.

The next time you go in to upgrade your device remember to donate your phone to the HopeLine.  Also if you know anyone looking to get a program or business started that has been a victim of domestic violence, Verizon is giving Entrepreneurship Grants to help. The grants range from $1000 to $5000 and can be used for virtually anything to launch a business, from office equipment to tuition for business courses.

For the full article from TechGuysSmartBuy please see: http://www.techguysmartbuy.com/2011/12/verizon-hopeline-helps-victims-of.html

For an application or more information contact hopelinesmallbiz@verizonwireless.com or call John O’Malley John.OMalley@VerizonWireless.com 
585-321-7264 or 585-261-5899